RFP Seeks Additional Cities for Wireless Research Project

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office (PPO) today announced the release of a second request for proposals (RFP) for two additional cities to serve as platforms for next-generation wireless research.

In April, Salt Lake City, Utah, and New York City were chosen as the first two of four research platforms under the wireless research initiative (TR Daily, April 9).

“Teams interested in applying to participate in this RFP should submit a preliminary proposal by September 28, 2018, and a final proposal by December 11, 2018,” according to a news release today. “Teams should consist, at a minimum, of an interested city and an academic partner with specialists in wireless research. Finalists will be announced no later than March 2019, and each winner will receive an award of up to $9 million in cash plus up to $15 million worth of in-kind contributions to implement an at-scale wireless testbed.

“Although the second RFP for PAWR is broadly similar to the first, there is a distinction in focus,” the news release added. “In this round, there is greater emphasis on vertical use cases for advanced wireless technologies, including but not limited to research in the areas of smart agriculture, transportation, energy, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and public safety.”- Paul Kirby, paul.kirby@wolterskluwer.com

Courtesy TRDaily